The Orange County Arts Commission (OCAC) is seeking an independent contractor to oversee Orange County’s participation in the Arts & Economic Prosperity Study 6 (AEP6), a national study on the economic impact of the arts, conducted by Americans for the Arts.
The OCAC is looking for an outgoing, organized, self-starter to lead the study. Work will include working with the OCAC, and the towns of Carrboro and Hillsborough to coordinate survey data collection, as well as recruiting, training, and coordinating volunteers to collect surveys at arts events. Managing data and producing quarterly reports will also be required.
Reports to: OCAC director, Katie Murray
Compensation: $5,000 for contracted period
Schedule: Approximately 200 total hours between now and April 2023, flexible schedule with evenings and weekends required
- Application deadline: Friday, September 9
- Work to begin: Week of September 26
- Work concludes: End of April, 2023
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Recruit volunteer survey collectors
- Train volunteers in effective survey collection techniques, how to encourage event participants to complete surveys, and how to respond to questions about the surveys
- Coordinate volunteers to collect surveys at arts and culture events across the county
- Work with the study partners with the OCAC and towns of Carrboro and Hillsborough to manage volunteer incentives (event tickets, gift cards, etc.)
- Collect surveys and supervise volunteer survey collectors at events as needed
- Review, organize, and send surveys for analysis
- Prepare quarterly report on survey collection progress for each study partner (OCAC, Carrboro, and Hillsborough)
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- Management, training, or volunteer management experience preferred
- Organized and detail-oriented
- Excellent interpersonal and public speaking skills
- Open communicator who is unafraid to ask questions
- Enjoys networking and interested/engaged in local arts
To apply: Please email your resume and a cover letter in a single PDF to firstname.lastname@example.org. In your cover letter, tell us why this opportunity interests you and how this very part-time work fits into your life. Please title your email and PDF with: Your “AEP-your last name.” Applications without a cover letter will not be considered.
Who we are: Created in 1985 as the official government agency on the arts by a Resolution of the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC), the Orange County Arts Commission (OCAC) serves as a clearinghouse for arts information, facilitator of arts programs and advisor to the Orange County Board of County Commissioners regarding the arts. As the Designated County Partner of the North Carolina Arts Council in Orange County, the OCAC is responsible for sub-granting state and county funds to arts organizations, schools and artists throughout the county. We operate the Eno Arts Mill, a 10,000sf multipurpose arts space located in the historic Eno River Mill in Hillsborough. Our mission is to promote and strengthen the artistic and cultural development of Orange County, North Carolina.
The Orange County Arts Commission is an Equal Opportunity Employer: We are committed to providing services and making resources available to every resident of Orange County without regard to ethnicity, color, creed, religion, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, military status, marital status, political opinion, national origin, familial status, mental and physical disability, or source of income.